“It started, as so many things do in life, with an unfortunate event. When I was ten years old, I fell and smashed my two front teeth on a marble floor. Two years later, an incompetent dentist removed another tooth — one that should never have been extracted. And what was already an unsightly mess became pretty much a disaster. It took several years of dental and orthodontic treatment by first-rate specialists before the damage was undone and I regained my smile -- and my confidence. The feeling I had when I first saw my new teeth, my new smile, was like nothing I had experienced before. It was like looking at the new me, the old me, after a very long time. That feeling motivated me. And thankfully it is something I experience with regularity in my life now when I witness the twinkle in my patients’ eyes at the sight of their new smiles.” – Dr. Thariani
He has been honored as one of the area's “Best Orthodontists” by Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Consumer Checkbook and Arlington Magazine. Dr. Thariani has been practicing in the greater Washington, DC area and helping patients of all ages acquire beautiful smiles for more than 20 years.
Dr. Thariani received his post-doctoral certification in orthodontics and a Master of Science from Harvard University in 1991. He constantly expands his orthodontic education and belongs to the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Virginia Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
- Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
Besides giving his patients healthy bites and radiant smiles, Dr. Thariani’s favorite part of the job is the personal interaction he has with each patient. He enjoys the continuity through the generations as his patients return after college or getting married, and bring in their own children for treatment.
In giving back to the community, Dr. Thariani presents regularly at area schools to promote the importance of proper dental hygiene, and he enjoys participating in school events. He also contributes to numerous area school fundraising events.
He sponsors in-office dental continuing education classes for local dentists, and he also supports several school sports teams and local causes, including his favorite: Rally for a Cause. Dr. Thariani also enjoys holding several events including an annual summer picnic and Halloween candy buy-back party which enables him to send candy to our US troops.
Outside of the Office
Dr. Thariani lives with his wife and has a son in college. His favorite leisure activity is to play tennis, watch tennis, and more tennis! His favorite all-time tennis player? Why, Federer, of course!